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Ceramic House Name Tiles – Old Kipper Cottage


ceramic house name tiles, kipper cottage

Yet another house sign with a bit of a mystery. When did Kipper Cottage become Old Kipper Cottage?

The three ceramic tiles displaying the house name Kipper Cottage have obviously been placed there first and some time later the tile with "Old" on it has been added. Was it a change of house name or a mistake by that inebriated ceramicist who keeps on cropping up on these pages?

Colour-wise the additional tile is a good match, which leads me to think that the latter applies - the tipsy sign maker has had to make a new tile to rectify his mistake. This additional tile is displaying signs of frost damage along its top edge, so maybe in the hurry to correct the error he didn’t fire it to the correct temperature.


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